Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Baxter International
Penalty: 
$18,158,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
January 12, 2017
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Baxter Healthcare Corporation agreed to pay $18.158 million to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from its alleged failure to follow current Good Manufacturing Practices when manufacturing sterile drug products. The resolution included a deferred prosecution agreement and penalties and forfeiture totaling $16 million and a civil settlement under the False Claims Act with the federal government totaling approximately $2.158 million.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
deferred prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
medical supplies
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Parent company note: 
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